First Bite: Roasted Sea Bass

Carl Falcone, executive chef at Bender’s Tavern in downtown Canton, has plenty of tricks up his culinary sleeve, but seafood is unquestionably a specialty. A frequent special at the restaurant is his roasted sea bass with hummus and charmoula, a Moroccan marinade for fish.

Carl Falcone, executive chef at Bender’s Tavern in downtown Canton, has plenty of tricks up his culinary sleeve, but seafood is unquestionably a specialty. A frequent special at the restaurant is his roasted sea bass with hummus and charmoula, a Moroccan marinade for fish. “It’s pretty incredible,” Falcone said about the popular entree. “Some things are just meant to go together. The hummus is nice and smooth and kinda sexy when you eat it. Then you put all those spices together with some acid (vinegar, lemon), some herbs and oil. It’s just incredible.” The sea bass is fabulous but we also do the dish with any kind of meaty fish, like halibut and haddock. I’ve even done it with chicken. It’s just a really good combination of flavors.”

Where to buy

The Repository
Select Rite Aid Stores
Spee-D Foods
Buehler's Fresh Foods
Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations
Aultman Hospital Gift Shop
Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop
Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace
Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations
News Depot
Avenue Arts Marketplace
Yum Yum Tree Alliance
Grapes in a Glass